Sage – Common

$3.48

The wonderfully aromatic, woolly, silvery-green leaves bring a potent accent to stews, soups, salads, and traditional stuffing. Beneficial insects love this plant. Direct-seed in early spring. Harvest half of the plant before the purple flowers open in June.

Price is for seed packets. Plants are available at store. 

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Description

Botanical name
Salvia officinalis

Family
Lamiaceae

Spacing
61-76 cm (24-30″) apart

Depth
Plant 3 mm (1/8″) deep

Requirements
Direct sun. Grows well in rich clay loam that drains well and is rich in nitrogen. Prefers soil with a pH of 6.0-6.5.

Germination
Up to 3 weeks

Pests
Mites, thrips, aphids, slugs

Timing
Start the seeds/cuttings indoors 6-10 weeks before the last spring frost.

Growing
When the sage plants are small, mist them with water to keep the soil moist. Once they’re mature, water only when soil surrounding the plant is dry to the touch.

Harvest
90-200 days

Season
Cool, perennial in Zones 5 to 9

Links
How to grow sage